Some members of the Bangalore Mahanagara Kurubas’ Association on Thursday demanded cancellation of results of recently-held association elections, alleging that there was malpractice.
Association polls were held on September 29 with 13 directors, including former Mayor D Venaktesh Murthy, being elected.
In Bangalore itself, where the association has 22,600 members, 6,657 voted and 835 votes were declared invalid.
M Krishnamurthy, an association member, alleged that until the September 29 elections, the association had not conducted polls for more that six years. Its rules specify that elections be held every three years. According to Krishnamurthy, the association’s current office bearers issued more than 3,000 bogus identity cards but the election officers did not take any action against them.
The dissenting members have now demanded that the district registrar of Bangalore take action to cancel the election result. They also demanded that smart cards be issued as ID cards to avoid irregularities.